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Running Repairs: A Runner's Guide to Keeping Injury Free by Paula Coates - My Review
My Review of Running Repairs
Running Repairs is the perfect book for anyone who wants to run injury free - and that is any runner, beginner to experienced marathoner! Within minutes of flicking through this book I had learned invaluable information on the different running styles (I am the duck!) and had the answer to an ankle problem that seemed too trivial to see the doctor about.
The author, Paula Coates, is a qualified chartered physiotherapist and wrote this book to help people avoid common running injuries through proper training and planning. Running Repairs is packed with great advice and clear diagrams and photos to illustrate key points. Paula Coates writes about various running injuries, solutions and preventions clearly and in an easy to understand way for all of us who aren't in the medical profession. I can't recommend this book enough, especially for beginners who can learn some good habits! This is a great reference book for any runner's bookshelf!
Learn to Run Strong and Run Injury Free - Running Repairs is an Essential Training Handbook
Running Repairs is split into three parts. Part one deals with the basics, looking at how your body works when it runs and basics such as weight, nutrition, the right trainers and looks at your 'service history'. You will learn more about the type of runner you are and any personal factors that may cause you a running injury. The book describes part one as the "instruction manual" section of the book.
Part two explores the more common running injuries and how you can understand them and manage the injury. Here you will find out why you get injured and how to work out what the injury is. In using a simple traffic light system, you can work out what treatment you need - from rest and ice to taking yourself to A&E immediately.
Part three looks at preventing an injury and what steps to take to repair the injury. There are some great stretching and conditioning exercises here which are worth trying. I often find illustrations of exercises hard to understand, but the photos in Running Repairs are clear and easy to follow.
Paula Coates stresses throughout the book that this is not the replacement for seeing a qualified physiotherapist. Running Repairs is about prevention, managing the injury and training better - not a self cure for serious injuries.
Packed with Great Tips:
"Make running injury-free your ultimate goal. That way you will achieve all your other goals."
Paula Coates's official site - don't miss it!
Check out Paula Coates' fantastic credentials here! Paula is a chartered physiotherapist and clinical specialist in sports injuries and lower back pain. After running 5 marathons, Paula wrote Running Repairs. She knows her stuff!
Buy Running Repairs Here!
Prone to Running Injuries?
Every runner has had an injury of some description, which can stop you training for months or just put you out of action for a week or so. Needless to say, it can make life a misery.